Joseph Schildkraut

Date of Birth: 22 March, 1896

Place of Birth: Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Austria)

Date of Death: January 21, 1964

Place of Death: New York City, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Joseph Schildkraut was an Austrian-American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Life of Emile Zola (1937).

Joseph was the son of Erna (Weinstein) and Rudolph Schildkraut (Rudolf Maximillian Schildkraut), who was an Austrian film and theatre actor. His father was born in Constantinople, the Ottoman Empire (now Istanbul, Turkey), and grew up in Romania. His mother was born in Sučany, Slovakia.

Joseph was married to Marie McKay, until her death, and then to Leonora Rogers, until his death.

Joseph’s paternal grandfather was named Isac Leib Schildkraut.

Joseph’s paternal grandmother was named Rosa. Rosa was born in Romania.

Joseph’s maternal grandfather was named Salomon Weinstein.

Joseph’s maternal grandmother was named Katti Neuberger.

Source: Genealogy of Joseph Schildkraut –

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